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Cefn Albion, Plas Madoc, Corwen On Trophy Charge

Welsh National League clubs are on a charge in the Welsh Trophy.

There are three WNL clubs – Cefn Albion, Plas Madoc and Corwen – in the quarter-finals.

Cefn Albion were 3-0 winners against Bow Street, while Plas Madoc defeated Berriew 3-2 and Corwen earned a 6-1 success over Pwllheli.

All of Cefn’s goals came in the first half Jimmy Jones, Conner Kendrick and 17-year-old Zac Davies.

There will be at least one WNL team in the Trophy semi-finals after Corwen were paired with Cefn Albion.

Their meeting at War Memorial Park guarantees a Premier Division representative in the last four.

Albion were 3-0 winners over Bow Street on Saturday, while Corwen, watched by Wales international Harry Wilson, defeated Pwllheli 6-1.

Plas Madoc have been handed a home tie against Pontardawe Town, who edged past Swansea University 3-2. A last minute free-kick by Nicky Williams secured victory for manager Ryan Roberts team.

Madoc have been drawn at home against Pontardawe and Roberts says: “Our lads battled from start to finish. It was an amazing performance and I am proud as punch.

“The belief I have in these boys is unreal. We are now in last eight and the lowest ranked team left in it, but I guarantee nobody will want to play us at The MUGA.

“I am so proud of everyone involved with this amazing club.”

Plas Madoc FC.

Llangefni Town, 4-0 winners at Llanrug, entertain Bodedern Athletic, who overcame Four Crosses 2-1, while Penydarren’s reward for beating Grange Albion 4-1 is a home tie against STM Sports, who defeated Ynyshir Albion 3-0.

Llangefni have already have a stirs after defeating Llanelli Town in the JD Welsh Cup.

FAW Trophy quarter-finals (All ties on Saturday, February 9): Corwen v Cefn Albion, Penydarren BGC v STM Sports, Plas Madoc v Pontardawe Town, Llangefni Town v Bodedern Athletic.

Llangefni Town are through to the last eight for the third year running after their 4-0 win away to Welsh Alliance League rivals Llanrug United.

There were five changes to the team that beat Llanberis a week earlier with Dan Thomas, Steve Kehoe, Marvin Pritchard, Alan Owen and Iwan Jones all starting.

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Craig Roberts scored Llangefni’s first goal, tapping home from four yards after Marvin Pritchard’s ball across the area.

The visitors extended their lead on 70 minutes when Alan Mark set up Kevin Lloyd and he cut in from the left to finish from 15 yards out.

Iwan Jones added the third after 87 minutes. A Kev Lloyd free-kick was whipped in to Alan Mark, whose shot was saved United ‘keeper Dylan Roberts. The rebound fell for Jones to smash in.

Victory was sealed in the 90th minute when substitute Cai Roberts was pulled down in area. Alan Owen stepped up to score against his former club and finish off an impressive win.

Pontardawe Town are through to the quarter-finals in their first season of FAW Trophy football, beating Swansea university 3-2.

Lklangefni FC.

It was a big occasion at Parc Ynysderw with with Ponty using their own changing rooms for the first time.

Referee Jordan Harman and his fellow officials, Cilan Thomas and Lyndsey Brown, were excellent in a match which saw Pontardawe upset the odds. 

University thumped Pontardawe 5-1 on Swansea Bay and took the lead through Levi Houapeu who was a thorn in Town’s side throughout the first half

Levi’s goal was well taken, but almost immediately from the kick off a great finish by Dan Briggs levelled the scores.

Am own goal gave Uni the lead again, but on the hour Josh Dorward scored a beauty from outside the box which gave Luke Wallace in the University goal no chance.

Action from Grange Albion v Penydarren BGC in the FAW Trophy.

It was Declan Horgan-Evans who fired the winner after 90 minutes.

Plas Madoc remain unbeaten in the WNL with 13 wins and a draw from their 14 fixtures.

“It’s unbelievable to be in this position,” said manager Ryan Roberts. “It makes all our hard work worthwhile.

“I would pit my lads against a team in any division of the Welsh leagues.”

Brothers Nicky and Jamie Williams have scored more than 40 goals between them, while younger brother Josh is a playmaker in the team.  

Joshua Brogden and Asa Lloyd both scored twice in a 4-1 win against Penydarren BGC to earn a place in the the FAW Trophy quarter-finals.

Penydarren BGC: Stephen Price, Scott Pike, Sam Gamble, Alex Lloyd (capt), Ben Gibbons, Adam Lewis, Kyle Sullivan, Asa Lloyd, Alex Long, Joshua Brogden, Christopher Colvin-Owen.

Grange Albion: Nathan Alderman, Craig Green, Liam Geremy, Anthony Rake, Lewis Bevan, Matthew Phillips (capt), Christian Churcher, Jordan Franicombe, Liam Beattie. Kieran Franicombe, Abdel, Boulachie.

Corwen FC celebrate during their FAW Trophyn win against Pwllheli.

Corwen earned a place in the Trophy last eight for the second time in three seasons, winning 6-1 against Welsh Alliance Division Two side Pwllheli.

Dale Davies fired a hat-trick against a Pwllheli team who had Ifan Gwilyn set off on a straight red card.

The teams were level at 1-1 going into the second half. Joe Williams mussed a Corwen penalty early in the game and then, after six minutes, Gareth Jones-Evans poked the ball into the far corner to give Pwllheli the lead.

Ryan Billington equalised after 22 minutes and that was the half-time score.

Corwen took the lead with 57 minutes gone when Davies went round the Pwllheli goalkeeper and scored,

Williams made it 3-1 on the hour and Sam Henry made it 4-1 (74 mins).

Gwilym was dismissed soon after and Corwen made the man advantage count.

Davies scored his second goal with 78 minutes gone, converting an Evans pass, and then completed his hat-trick in the second minute of injury time.

FAW Trophy last 16 results:

CEFN ALBION 3, BOW STREET 0

PLAS MADOC 3, BERRIEW 2

BODEDERN 2, FOUR CROSSES 1

CORWEN 6, PWLLHELI 1

LLANRUG UNITED 0, LLANGEFNI TOWN 4

GRANGE ALBION 1, PENYDARREN BOYS & GIRLS 4

PONTARDAWE TOWN 3, SWANSEA UNIVERSITY 2

STM SPORTS 3, YNYSHIR ALBION 0

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